Kostas Sakkas

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Kostas Sakkas is a Greek Anarchist who was charged with belonging to a terrorist group and aggravated possession of weapons after his arrest at a warehouse where arms were found. He was charged with participating in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire though both he and the CCF deny this. He has been on a hunger strike since June 4, 2013 in protest of his detention for two and a half years without trial.[1][2][3][4]

Reactions of Political Parties[edit]

Sakkas' long detention, along with his hunger strike has led the political party Syriza call for his release.[5] In response to this, the New Democracy party stated that “SYRIZA should forget the lessons in democracy" and should "stop defending all kinds of people accused of anarchy and terrorism."[6]